2016 Chapter Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony

By Ellie Gianni, ESEP, Past President

As we start out the New Year we need to thank all of our members and chapter supporters who continue to work with us to provide meeting space, and bring speakers and opportunities for training and workshops that are relevant to the growth of our trade.  Without you, we could not do what we do. We especially would like to thank those sponsors who participated in the Holiday Party, Awards Ceremony, and Silent Auction on December 7, 2016. These sponsors donated auction items, advertised in our program, and purchased seats at the event.

The auction benefited the INCOSE Foundation Chesapeake Chapter Scholarship Fund.  Friends of the Chapter and Members donated $350 directly to the Foundation. In addition to cash donations, the Silent Auction proceeds were provided for a total of $2,923.  Top sellers included the Redskins Carolina Football Tickets for a Monday Night game including parking and on-field passes for $600 and Ravens Eagles Club Seat Tickets for $300.  Over 50 items were on the auction block. The chapter also donated our annual gift of $1,000 to the Foundation, along with a $300 donation to support the Wine Soiree Fundraiser at IW 2017.  

More Photos and a Video are at bottom of post.


Silent Auction Donors and INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Sponsors

  • Mr. George Anderson, ESEP

  • Certification Training International (CTI)

  • The JHU: Whiting School of Engineering

  • Engineering for Professionals (EP) Systems Engineering (SE) Program

  • The JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

  • The Engineers Club of Baltimore

  • The Gianni Family

  • INCOSE Certification Program

  • Mr. Bob Levin

  • Mr. Michael Pafford

  • Ms. Monica Mathern, CSEP, Author

  • Osvalds Photography

  • Sawyer Wealth Management

  • Ms. Allene Mikrut

  • Ms. Joanne T. Serelis

  • Amandamations, Ms. Amanda Stolarski

  • Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) Leadership Team

Door Prize Photograph, “Bryce Canyon” Door Prize valued at $300 donated by Osvalds Photography, Mr. Gundars Osvalds, ESEP

Music Sponsored by INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Board Members

  • Mr. George Anderson, ESEP

  • Dr. Grace Crowder

  • Ms. EleanoraAnn Gianni, ESEP

  • Mr. Gundars Osvalds, ESEP

  • Mr. Michael Pafford

Silent Auction Chair: Mr. Michael Pafford

Chesapeake Chapter Holiday Party and Awards Chair: Mr. Gundars Osvalds, ESEP


The dinner was also a success, with 100 attendees. We recognized the efforts of our members as they contributed to chapter operations during the 2016 year. We recognized 45 volunteers for their service, along with 14 sponsors and 2 scholarship recipients. Our 2016 Sponsors who attended and were recognized at the event included:

  • Integrity Technology Consultants (ITC) – Mr. David Fadeley, ESEP

  • The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals and The JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) – Dr. Ronald Luman

  • Jovian Concepts – Ms. Heather Johnson

  • MetaTech Consulting – Mr. James Thomas

  • Northrop Grumman – Mr. Bob Brouwers (for Mr. Emmet “Rusty” Eckman, ESEP)

  • SE Scholar – Mr. Paul Martin, ESEP

  • Vencore – Mr. Patrick Williams, CSEP

  • 2HB –  Mr. David M. Doggett

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Finally, we recognized our Past President, George W. Anderson, ESEP, for his service to the chapter.   I had the opportunity to present George with a Past President’s pin, a crystal trophy, a watch inscribed with the chapter emblem and his name, and an award medallion.  George has served as the President of the chapter two times -- that includes 6 years of leadership service. He has helped the chapter grow from receiving the Most Improved Chapter Award in 2010, to receiving the President’s Award for Best Chapter in 2014 (that is Best Chapter in the World), and the Platinum Circle Award in 2015.  He also received an INCOSE Outstanding Service Award in 2015. It has been both an honor and a privilege to serve with him.

Mr. George W. Anderson, ESEP, receives the Past President’s Award for his service to the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter. Mrs. Doreen Anderson also is recognized with a presentation of flowers from chapter Communications Director, Pat Williams, CSEP, for her, “Years of Service”, as the spouse of a Chesapeake Chapter President.

Mr. George W. Anderson, ESEP, receives the Past President’s Award for his service to the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter. Mrs. Doreen Anderson also is recognized with a presentation of flowers from chapter Communications Director, Pat Williams, CSEP, for her, “Years of Service”, as the spouse of a Chesapeake Chapter President.


More Photos from the event

PHOTOS of the 2016 INCOSE-CC Holiday Party are available to purchase on the web site:

https://amandamations.smugmug.com/Events/Business/2016-INCOSE-Holiday-Party/